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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James E. Cartwright, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle A. Flournoy and Director, Missile Defense Agency Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O’Reilly testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on President Obama’s new plan for missile defenses in Europe and the implications for international security at 9 a.m. EDT in room HVC 210. 


Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Multi-National Force-Iraq commanding general, will brief at 3 p.m. EDT, Oct. 1, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.


The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region, will conduct training flight exercises on Thursday, Oct. 1 in the National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C.  Exercise Falcon Virgo 10-01will occur between midnight and 2 a.m. EDT.  See press advisory for details.


ADM Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, will be the keynote speaker at 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Center For Strategic and International Studies on Information Dominance.  It will be held at the Capital Hilton - Congressional Room (16th & K Street, NW).  A media round table with Vice Admiral Jack Dorsett, the Director of Naval Intelligence (N2) will immediately follow the CNO event.  To RSVP, please send your name, title, and affiliation to techpolicy@csis.org.










Cyber Security Awareness Month Kick-Off
As Delivered by Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, III, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

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